What's In Your Utility Belt? - SQL Saturday #104 Precon
Friday, January 6, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MST)
Colorado Springs, CO
What's In Your Utility Belt?
Are you tired of chasing problems around your SQL Servers? Do you have enough time to complete your important projects or are you spending too much time fire-fighting issues? Do you know all the warning signs that indicate the health of your servers and where the next issue may be hiding?
In this pre conference we will turn the future into one of understanding, removing the use of a "Magic 8 Ball" to predict problems with your SQL Servers. We will share real world solution's to real world problems. We will do this by starting with a checklist that TJay Belt has proven to foster stable database servers. We will add all new collection points to Chris Shaw’s Utilities Database to automate these checklist items. The day will be completed by learning how the Database Management Warehouse can answer may of managements questions and diving into the Utility Control Point, that will be offered in SQL Server 2012. We will even help you out with documentation, giving you templates and ideas of what to document.
Become a hero to your manager and company by keeping your focus on proactive measures to avoid problems. Our Virtual Environment will show how easy it is to stay ahead of the next disaster. You will walk out of this session with a list of items that you can implement on Monday.
Chris Shaw Bio
Chris started his database career while in the Marine Corps somewhere in 1993. From there he went on to companies such as Wells Fargo, Pulte Mortgage and Yellow Pages Inc., and later consulted with insurance companies including Anthem Blue Shield. Chris has enjoyed writing and speaking about SQL Server over the last 10 years at events such as SQL Connections, Pass and SSWUG Ultimate conferences where Chris was the Conference Chair. Chris received the Microsoft MVP award. He is the founding member of the Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group and is currently blogging on chrisshaw.wordpress.com, sswug.org and writing his book, How to Find Your Next DBA Job.
TJay Belt Bio
TJay Belt is a Professional Database Administrator and has been developing his expertise over the past 6 1/2 years. He has been working in IT for over 17 years. He enjoys delivering technical presentations, and has presented for Microsoft, Professional Association for SQL Server, SQL Server Worldwide User Group, PASS SQL Saturday events, and local SQL Server User groups. TJay has published technical articles for SQL Server Central, Simple Talk, SQL-Server-Performance. He is the founder and was the leader of the PASS chapter SQL Server user group in Utah County. TJay has volunteered as a Chapter leader for PASS, Regional Mentor for PASS chapters, PASS Chapter Committee, was the founder of the Auditing & Compliance Special Interest Group with PASS. TJay currently volunteers as a Regional Mentor for PASS chapters. TJay is also an outdoorsman who enjoys riding dirtbikes, waterskiing/boating, playing racquetball and spending time with his family.
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